It Is No Wonder That Patients Are Confused

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Henry Higgins, MD   Introduction Many new forms of healthcare facilities and office settings have developed over the past 20 years. No facility has caused more confusion than the Freestanding Emergency Center (FEC). Most-lay people are familiar with the concept … Continued

CASE REPORT: The Use Of CCTA In The Freestanding Emergency Center Setting.

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Written by:    Henry Higgins, MD                        John Dayton, MD, FACEP, FAAEM   Abstract The methods used to detect significant coronary artery stenosis/disease have been evolving alongside technological advances for … Continued

Does the Conversion of Critical Access Hospitals into Freestanding Emergency Departments Represent a Financially Viable Way to Maintain Rural Access to Emergency Care?

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Written by:    John Dayton, MD, FACEP, FAAEM                        Henry Higgins, MD   Introduction When compared to urban centers, rural communities struggle with increased health problems, lower average income, and … Continued

What is a Free-Standing ER?

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Objective This guide is intended to describe a new healthcare delivery facility called the “Free-Standing ER”. Free-Standing ERs are so new that they have many different names including: Satellite ERs, Freestanding Emergency Centers, FECs, FSEDs, and remote ERs. The name … Continued

Integrating the Free-Standing Emergency Room as a Valued Component of the Regional EMS System

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Written by:    Michael S. Wallace, BSHS, CCPM   Incorporating a free-standing emergency room into any community is challenging.   Effects to local hospitals, urgent cares, physician offices and their referral patterns must be considered.  Comparatively, integrating a stand-alone facility, as … Continued

ER 2030: The Future of Emergency Medicine?

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Written by:    David Adinaro MD, FACEP, Chief – Adult Emergency Medicine                        Greater NYC Area Medical Practice   “If only I had a crystal ball…” I don’t. So I … Continued

Pharmacist’s Corner

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Written by:    Tom Yavoski, R.Ph                       Clinic Rx Partners                       Consult.yavo@yahoo.com   I have learned one really important thing … Continued

Nurse Overload: The Risks to Employee and Patient

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Written By:   Beth Boynton RN, MS & Doug Hall   The secret is out. The illusion is exposed. The truth is known:  “Hospitals are dangerous places.” Healthcare workers have known this for a long time and tried to tell friends … Continued

Physician Ownership of Healthcare Facilities

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Written By:   Keith Smith MD Congratulations to Dr. Higgins and his colleagues on the launch of their website and Journal. Prior to launching our website, we knew that outpatient surgery centers in general (and ours in particular) provided higher quality … Continued

Transparency & Free Market Healthcare in the Face of the Affordable Care Act

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Written By:   J. Wayne Kempton As consumers, we expect to know the value of the things we buy. Before setting out to make major purchases, we scan the landscape of advertisements and consumer reviews. We look for quality products … Continued

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